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Paston College Advice Shop

Our friendly and professional Advice Shop team offer expert advice, information and support on careers, finance, travel and much more.

The team are there to make sure you have all the support and advice you need to allow you to focus on your studies and make your time at Paston College as enjoyable as possible.

Advice and guidance for existing students

We are currently delivering our free advice and guidance face to face, by phone or video call. We are still trying to limit the number of people in the Advice shop at one time, so if you feel your queries could be answered by phone please call us first. You can discuss your options and we'll help you make the right choice for your next step. 

A wide range of advice and guidance is available to existing Paston College students. You can book an appointment by email or call 01692 668080.

Students also have access to a range of current careers and progression resources including:

  • Searching and applying for jobs
  • Preparing a CV
  • Interview skills
  • Job Market Information
  • UCAS and Student Finance
  • Gap Year and Volunteering Opportunities
  • Local Education, Training and Voluntary Services
  • Financial Support

Advice and guidance for prospective students

A full range of advice and guidance is available by phone or email for prospective students to help you understand your options and make the right choices. 

Paston College Advice Shop opening times

Term time only: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Outside of term time, you can visit the City College Norwich Advice Shop. This is open throughout the holidays, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm by phone or for email conversations. 

Careers Strategy

In December 2017 the Department for Education released the Careers strategy and then subsequent guidance 'Careers guidance and access for education and training providers', released in July 2021. The documents outline a framework of expectations called the Gatsby Benchmarks with the intention of raising the standard of Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance across Schools and Colleges. For more information on the Gatsby Benchmarks please click here


The Careers Leader for Paston College is Helen Richardson-Hulme. If you wish to discuss the College's Careers Strategy or Careers Programme, please email or call 01603 773070

Matrix accredited service

We are a ‘matrix’ accredited service with qualified level 6 careers advisers available on request.

The Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services. It recognises the support individuals get in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.


Useful careers websites and links

Please see below for some other useful careers resources:

Contact the Advice Shop

Call 01692 668080 or email us using the form below.

Contact the Advice Shop